Urwin Family Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 8 runners)
- Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.00s
- Off time: 15:15:44
|1st||4 Anna's Arch||5/1|
Another For Joe 43
|4||166 11-12||J S Goldie||Lucy Alexander (3)||100||10/3|
Castlelawn (IRE) 21
|5||164 11-10||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||98||3/1f|
Anna's Arch (IRE) 95
|5||162 11-8||G A Swinbank||F Davis||96||5/1|
Glaced Over 65
|7||156 11-2 p||R Shiels||Gary Rutherford (5)||90||5/1|
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 34
|4||153 10-13 b||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Grant Cockburn (7)||87||9/1|
Mia Matriarch 165
|6||149 10-9||D W Whillans||Brian Harding||83||14/1|
|5||140 10-0||A C Whillans||Callum Whillans (5)||74||7/1|
Balwyllo (IRE) 21
|7||140 10-0 v||N W Alexander||Craig Gallagher (7)||63||66/1|
||5||1110||Mrs R Dobbin||K Renwick||98||NR|
None of these inspire confidence as even Another For Joe, twice a winner on the Flat this year, was well beaten in all three previous starts over timber. Oscar Stanley has claims on his second at Carlisle in April but CASTLELAWN has a fitness edge and could make it tell despite the fact he was beaten a long way when runner-up here three weeks ago. Bumper winner Anna's Arch has a shout on last season's third over hurdles at Catterick and Glaced Over could figure with a repeat of her placed efforts during the summer.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) 9-2fav (11-9) Held up in mid-division, under pressure approaching 7th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 12, well behind Gougane (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) In touch, effort approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Ginger Grey (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Vittachi 9-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 13, 33l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Castlelawn (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 3 out, left poor 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 28l behind Deise Dynamo (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Another For Joe 85-40 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 3rd, not fluent fourth, beaten from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 49l behind Blazing Buck (11-9) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gd in Nov '11.
Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 28-1 (11-6) Behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 13, 24l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Balwyllo (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) With leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, well behind Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct.
Glaced Over 20-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 23l behind Scriptwriter (9-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Mia Matriarch 13-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 48l behind Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.